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  • A chip that scrambles

    Mini Crypto is a self-contained encryption engine that generates its own session based “key.” Designed to be small and lightweight, it is about the size of a cracker.
  • Supercomputing the weather with ‘Thor’

    Thor models global weather patterns and provides individual air bases and army units with specific forecasts for areas as small as 17 square kilometers. The computer system is comprised of nearly 1,000 individual blade servers. Thor’s increased capacity allows weather Airmen at Offutt to generate initial conditions and process them. Locally produced baseline data, combined with Thor’s increased processing speed, results in forecasts reaching the warfighter in half the time. This gives forecasters and mission planners up to three extra hours to exploit forecasts.
  • Acquisition as wargame

    The Pentagon’s Air Force acquisition office challenged teams to protect nearly one million users from dangerous malware during a pilot wargame held June 26-30 at the Hanscom Conference Center here.The wargame scenario was ripped from the headlines and one of the three participating teams were required to abide by the strictest interpretations of
  • Acquisition as wargame

    The Pentagon’s Air Force acquisition office challenged teams to protect nearly one million users from dangerous malware during a pilot wargame held June 26-30 at the Hanscom Conference Center here.The wargame scenario was ripped from the headlines and one of the three participating teams were required to abide by the strictest interpretations of
  • Aircrew test secured Electronic Flight Bags at Hanscom

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Private industry is competing to provide aircrew with upgraded Electronic Flight Bag applications in a PlugTest event at the Hanscom Collaboration and Innovation Center. EFBs are used by aircrew to plan, execute and debrief flights. Applications on the tablets enable pilots and their crews to determine weather
  • Hanscom helping today’s warfighters with a FEURY

    A small team here is improving warfighter capabilities by providing full motion video systems for those deployed in theater.
  • Hanscom division upgrades Saudi AWACS

    The International Airborne Battle Management Command and Control Division here has completed a significant radar upgrade for the Royal Saudi Air Force.
  • Air Force looks to ensure cyber resiliency in weapons systems through new office

    The Air Force, through its Life Cycle Management Center, has stood up the Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapons Systems, often called CROWS.
  • Battle Management and C3I&N personnel honored with acquisition awards

    Members of the Battle Management and Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate garnered a variety of awards during the fourth annual Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Acquisition Management Awards Ceremony Dec. 13.
  • Looking to a cloud to share data faster

    The Kill Chain Integration Branch here has begun an experimentation campaign to look at ways to provide warfighters data in the fastest and most efficient ways possible.
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